All over the country, millions of Americans still live behind dams or levees, and if these were to fail and unleash catastrophic flooding, as some did in New Orleans in 2005, property and life might once again pay the price. Now there is some remarkable software to help swiftly predict how the water will spread. This is a syndicated post, which originally appeared at ScienceDaily: Natural Disaster News. View original post. April 18, 2012. Dr. Uddin's note: University of Mississippi NCCHE's Dr. Mustafa Altinakr and colleagues are the developers of the flood mapping software featured in this DHS story.